While You Were Sleeping: April 6th, 2015

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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  • Geozinger Geozinger on Apr 06, 2015

    OK, no mid sizer for RAM, what about a nice FWD mini truck for RAM instead?

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    • Geozinger Geozinger on Apr 06, 2015

      @gtem GM/Chevrolet already has a mini pickup based on an Opel chassis IIRC, called the Montana. Similar to the Strada pickup shown, as they compete with each other in Central and South American markets.

  • Mike89 Mike89 on Apr 06, 2015

    The Fiat Strada pictured above is a small pickup, not a midsize.

  • John R John R on Apr 06, 2015

    Damn. So the ten West Virginians who can actually afford to own a Tesla will be forced to travel out of state to buy one.

  • RS RS on Apr 06, 2015

    He is correct. "He said that in the 1980s, the heyday of midsize pickups, customers bought pickups that had less capability than full-size pickups, but were considerably smaller, less expensive and "had incredible fuel economy." "When you look at those four factors, that's truly what a midsize pickup customer is looking for," Hegbloom said in an interview at the auto show here. "I've been able to develop a strategy to come up with three of the four -- and even with what's out there on the market today, I haven't seen anyone who can deliver on all four." They'd have to make something similar to the Ram Promaster City, but with a box instead of the van rear. Would anyone buy it?

    • AprilFools AprilFools on Apr 06, 2015

      Might argue that "considerably smaller" isn't a mid-size truck. Many have mentioned bringing the Fiat Strada over. That should make for all 4 points, maybe not "incredible milage", but I don't think his 35mpg is what people who want a small truck are after. If it could match what the compact CUV are doing, I think the market will accept it.